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4971Re: [TalkAntietam] Crossing the river at Shepherdstown

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  • Stephen Recker
    Aug 26, 2008

      Great to hear from you. It will be great to hear what you have to
      share. This is really going to be fun. Tom's really turned this into
      quite the event. What fun!


      On Tuesday, August 26, 2008, at 02:35 AM, Ian Workman wrote:

      > Thomas,
      > I think that it will be fun. The dam is still there but it is under
      > water.
      > We have found a ton of items there over the years. I almost strictly
      > metal
      > detected Shepherdstown for 10 years straight. We found the retreat
      > route of
      > the 118th and there were about three main ways they crosssed the
      > river. One
      > soldier lost his breastplate along the bank. I researched who it was
      > by the
      > initials carved into it but forget who it was. There is so much to tell
      > about the battle that isn't in the history books. I am sure all who are
      > involved will have a blast. See you there.
      > Ian Workman

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